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September 10, 2013

Tuesday's Local Sports Briefs


Collegiate Soccer: JC drop a pair to ETBU

Jacksonville College lost a pair of matches to East Texas Baptist University (NCAA, Division III) on Friday afternoon at Bill McRae Field in Jacksonville. The Lady Tigers stopped the Lady Jaguars 2-1, with the ETBU men downing JC by a 3-1 score. The Jaguars (0-3-1, 0-1 Region XIV) will return to conference play Friday by traveling to Coastal Bend. The JC women, who also fell (4-1) to Cisco College on Saturday, are off until Sep. 20 when they travel to Mount Pleasant to face Northeast Texas Community College in Region XIV action. The Lady Jags are 1-4, 0-1.


JMS Volleyball: 7th Gold stops Grace Community in 3

Jacksonville Middle School's 7th grade Gold team defeated Grace Community School 2-1 (25-21, 21-25, 15-13 late last week. The 7th grade Blue team lost 2-0 (18-25, 22-25) to the Lady Cougars. Grace swept both of the 8th grade matches in straight sets.


JMS Volleyball: 7th Blue gets a win over Nacogdoches

In the latest volleyball action involving teams from Jacksonville Middle School, the 7th grade Blue unit dealt Nacogdoches a 2-0 (27-25, 25-18) loss, with the 8th grade Blue team losing a nail biter, 2-1 (25-27, 25-23, 18-25). The JMS 7th grade Gold and 8th grade Gold squads both lost 2-0 to opponents for Nacogdoches.


Hamilton wins Birmingham Forest Club Championship

RUSK — Mike Hamilton shot rounds of 69 and 73 and finished at 142 to claim the Club Championship at Birmingham Forest Golf Club in Rusk. Steve Pate (73-77 —150) and Mark Raiborn (77-77— 154) finished second and third, respectively, in the Championship Flight. Eric Henslee shot a 36-hole total 156 to win the First Flight, with Bryan Howell (159) and Zosimo Elevera (160) completing the flight. RD Redden (161) finished in front of Jan Pate (167) and Jack Woody (170) to win bragging rights in the Second Flight. In the Third Flight Rob Carter (181) topped Ricky Murphy (190) and Don Goff (191). Hamilton (Saturday) and Henslee (Sunday) won Closet to the Pin honors.

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  • 07-31-FB + foto.jpg Fightin' Indians' new district stacked with quality

    Any Jacksonville Fightin' Indian football fans that have not taken note of the Tribe's new conference home — District 16-5A — will probably want to take a few minutes and get familiar with a league that has been labeled as perhaps “the deepest (Class 5A) district in the state” by at least one expert in such matters.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-31-D-II + 2 images.jpg Trio of former local prep standouts playing for top 10 D-II schools

    Three former local and area high school football phenoms will be playing for NCAA Division II top 10 teams this fall.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • I07-31-07-29-VB + foto.jpg High school volleyballers to hit ground running Monday

    High school gymnasiums around the area will be hubs of volleyball activity beginning Monday, when fall camp opens for all teams.

    In fact, the entire week will be jammed packed with dig, set and spike activities.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-29- Josh + foto.tif McCown says he likes direction Tampa Bay is heading in

    Josh McCown expects the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be better this season. He's just reluctant to speculate how much.

    The 35-year-old quarterback is beginning his 13th NFL training camp, though it's his first as a team's projected starter since he was with the Arizona Cardinals in 2004.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • I07-29-VB + foto.JPG Prep volleyballers to return to the gym Monday

    Volleyball season for local and area high school teams will get under on Monday with the opening of the respective fall camps.

    Most of the clubs will take part in scrimmages or playdays in late week before opening the regular season the following week.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-29-Patton + foto.jpg Patton about to start his 7th season in Rusk

    My how time flies.

    When the Rusk High School football team trots out to Eagle Stadium on Monday morning to open fall camp, Ted Patton, Rusk's athletic director and head football coach, will be kicking off his seventh season at the helm of the Eagle program, which makes him the most tenured football coach in the Cherokee County/Southern Smith County area.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-Brown + foto.jpg Junior golf: Brown claims a pair of 3rd place finishes this week

     The summer junior golf tour schedule is now in the home stretch and Jacksonville's Cameron Brown is closing like a freight train.

    Brown played in two tournaments this week and came in third place in each, while going up against some top-caliber junior golfers from the Metroplex.

    On Monday and Tuesday, the son of Dean and Mary Carol Brown, played in a Texas Junior Golf Tour (TJGT) stop at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney where he shot rounds of 73 and 71 to earn third place out of a field of 54 boys.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • JJHS logo.png Forrest picked to guide Fightin' Maiden volleyball

    Jacksonville High School will have a new head volleyball when fall camp opens up on Aug. 4.

    Jan Forrest, a veteran high school coach who calls Borger, Texas home, has been promoted from the Jacksonville Middle School coaching staff into her new position.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-Minter + photo.jpg Guard-ex Minter helps USA win tourney in the Netherlands

    Spurred on in part by the efforts of A. J. Minter, a former diamond star at The Brook Hill School, the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team was able to nail down the championship of the 27th edition of the Haarlem-Honkbal Week.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-TTA logo.jpg Rusk Rangers 14U stay alive in TTA state tourney

    The Rusk Rangers 14U team were scheduled to take on Malakoff Monsters Friday night in an elimination game in the Texas Teen-Age Baseball Association (TTA) state tournament in Hillsboro.

    Rusk suffered its first lost in the double-elimination event after falling to the Eagles from Mildred.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo